Seventy-Five Bucks and a Box of Chocolates

        I had a fine week.  I saw a bunch of patients and they were all happy with what I did for them.  As far as I know I did not mis-diagnose a one.

        As you have read I won fifty bucks Wednesday for Marfar gambling in golf.  Tonight I picked up another seventy-five to put at her place at the table from a music gig.  I give her all my proceeds from golf gambling and music gigs.  We call it her mad money, ’cause it is hers to spend irresponsibly.  (After all that is how I came by it.)  Also it is ‘mad’ money because she is never upset when I go out to play.  In fact she encourages it.  It has worked out great for both of us.

        The gig tonight was a church social.  Back in my youth at Harvey Methodist I spent much of my Sunday School time at the Gulf Station.  I guess they have either forgiven or forgotten.  I always went to preaching though.  My parents would a missed me if I hadn’t. 

        Tonight was the over seventy-five crowd, so we weren’t out late.  As usual most of them were my patients.  This show was with a local country singer.  When we got there we realized it was a Valentine’s Banquet so we ditched ‘Your Cheating Heart’ and subbed ‘Can’t Stop Loving You.’  They had a contest to guess the number of candy hearts in a jar and I won a box of chocolates, so I got to bring Marfar a present too.

         She was tickled.  You can’t go wrong if bring a woman home seventy-five bucks and a box of chocolates.  I think she is going to use some of her mad money to buy a new pair of sunglasses.   I tell you what’s the truth, this boy has a turn key life, and I never forget to be thankful for it.

Dr. B

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10 Comments on “Seventy-Five Bucks and a Box of Chocolates”

  1. pandemonic Says:

    Mad money. Sounds like fun. Mr. D used to share with his winnings too. It’s nice to get a windfall like that.


  2. drtombibey Says:

    Ms Pande,

    Good to hear from you. Yeah I think you and Mr D have figured out the marriage gig too.

    Dr. B

  3. Dr. B,
    You make me smile. You and Marfar make me smile. I can only hope and wish and pray that I’ll end up as happy as I can tell you are with your life-partner, best friend, wife, lover and sunglasses-queen.
    You often say you’re thankful for what life has given you and what you’ve achieved and done – that’s good. You appreciate the fact that you’re lucky to have found so many good things. Just remember that you’ve earned it all as well, and it wasn’t all just luck.

  4. drtombibey Says:

    ms slightly,

    Oh one of these days you’ll hook up with some young man who loves the arts and poetry. He’ll read your work and put it to music and it’ll be on.

    We worked hard and all that, but also have been very lucky. We just had a friend our age to pass away from cancer, and you are right ms slightly, we do seem very young for that.

    I try to live every day like it might be the last one we get.

    Dr. B

  5. Mike Says:

    Just passing by.Btw, you website have great content!

    Making Money $150 An Hour

  6. drtombibey Says:

    Thanks Mike,

    Come back and visit again.

    Dr. B

  7. uninvoked Says:

    Now that’s a smart way to go. Next thing you know she’ll be finding the gigs for you!

  8. drtombibey Says:


    If I hadn’t already signed with my agent she’d make a pretty good one!

    Dr. B

  9. baileymichelle Says:

    Thanks for the comment, Dr. B. It’s good to hear that someone out there is reading something I’m writing.

    I read through some of your posts, and I was genuinely touched. It’s always a blessing to me to hear about people who are in love and making it, as opposed to the disheartening daily news. Great content. I love that your voice comes through in your writing, whether it’s a manuscript or just a daily blog.

    Here’s looking forward to more reading and more happiness in life. 🙂

    Bailey Michelle

  10. drtombibey Says:

    Ms Bailey,

    I have enjoyed wordpress. I think for a writer it is the best blog community going. I have a long ways to go, but have learned much about how to write by reading other folks.

    Appreciate your visit and the kind words. Keep up the good work on your blog.

    Dr. B

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